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EANS-News: ANDRITZ to supply key production technologies for new bio-product pulp mill in Finland

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Graz/Helsinki, February 13, 2015.  International technology Group ANDRITZ has 
signed a letter of intent with Metsä Fibre to deliver key production 
technologies for a new bio-product pulp mill with an annual capacity of 
1.3 million tons of pulp in Äänekoski, Finland. The order value for ANDRITZ 
is over 100 million euros. Start-up of the planned mill is scheduled for 
August 2017.

ANDRITZ's scope of supplies includes:
- A complete wood processing plant including three debarking lines designed 
  for world record capacities (up to 470 m3 solid-over-bark per hour) and 
  the world's biggest horizontally fed chippers, ensuring high capacity 
  without compromising the chip quality.
- A fiberline for softwood and hardwood including a chip feeding system, a 
  continuous cooking plant, seven DD (Drum Displacer) washers, and a new 
  evaporation system for liquor extraction. The line's softwood capacity will 
  be the highest in the world by far (3,900 tons per day).
- The world's most energy-efficient black liquor evaporation plant with the 
  highest capacity in Europe (1,650 tons/hour).
- A recausticizing plant, which will be the largest in Europe (white liquor 
  production of 16,000 m3/day).

The new mill will be a next-generation bio-product pulp mill which can convert 
wood raw material into bio-materials and bio-energy in addition to high-quality 
pulp. It will not use any fossil-based fuels as all of the energy required 
will be generated from wood. The erection of the new mill is the largest 
investment in the Finnish forest industry ever.

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The ANDRITZ GROUP
The ANDRITZ GROUP is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and
services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking
and steel industries, and solid/liquid separation in the municipal and
industrial sectors. The publicly listed, international technology Group is
headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of around 24,500 employees.
ANDRITZ operates over 250 production sites as well as service and sales
companies all around the world. The ANDRITZ GROUP ranks among the global market
leaders in all four of its business areas. One of the Group's overall strategic
goals is to strengthen and extend this position. At the same time, the company
aims to secure the continuation of profitable growth in the long term.

ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER
The business area is a leading global supplier of equipment, systems, and
services for the production and processing of all types of pulps, paper, tissue,
and cardboard. The technologies cover the processing of logs, annual fibers, and
waste paper; the production of chemical pulp, mechanical pulp, and recycled
fibers; the recovery and reuse of chemicals; the preparation of paper machine
furnish; the production of paper, tissue, and board; the calendering and coating
of paper; as well as treatment of reject materials and sludge. The service range
includes modernization, rebuilds, spare and wear parts, service and maintenance,
as well as machine transfer and second-hand equipment. Biomass, steam, and
recovery boilers, gasification plants for energy production, flue gas cleaning
plants, production equipment for biofuel (second generation) and biomass
pelleting, biomass torrefaction, plants for the production of nonwovens,
dissolving pulp, plastic films, and panelboards (MDF), and recycling plants are
also allocated to the business area.

Further inquiry note:
Oliver Pokorny
Head of Corporate Communications
Tel.: +43 316 6902 1332
Fax: +43 316 6902 465
mailto:oliver.pokorny@andritz.com

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